Joe Root, England’s Test skipper, comes across as one of the finest batters produced by the English soil. Possessing a batting average of 47.91 in Tests, 51.36 in ODIs and 35.72 in T20Is, Root contains impressive numbers. While he is a permanent feature of Tests and ODIs, his place in T20Is hasn’t been cemented.
With the forthcoming edition of the T20 World Cup not being far away, the prolific batsman wants to reannounce himself as a player of all the three formats of the game.
While few senior players including Root have been rested from the T20s against New Zealand, the 28-year old has expressed his wish to represent England and do well in the 20-over event scheduled in Australia.
Root also admitted that the inclusion of players like Tom Banton is great for the English team as it augments the competition, thus improving the quality of the unit. Moreover, the Yorkshire born looked towards his brilliant run in the last T20 World Cup as he used his performances to inspire himself to become a better batsman for the shortest format of the game.